im·​pact·​ful | \ im-ˈpakt-fəl How to pronounce impactful (audio) , ˈim-ˌpakt-fəl \

Definition of impactful

: having a forceful impact : producing a marked impression impactful song lyrics impactful humanitarian efforts Fashion loves a big expansive gesture, but a small one can be pretty impactful, too.— Mark Holgate

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Recent Examples on the Web Gaming is as culturally impactful as music, television, and movies. Cecilia D'anastasio, Wired, "An Infrastructure Arms Race Is Fueling the Future of Gaming," 29 June 2020 However, some numbers are low on impactful candidates. Scott Patsko, cleveland, "Is Anthony Pleasant the best to wear No. 98? Ranking the best Browns to wear each jersey number: 96-99," 26 June 2020 But the most impactful arguments may be those coming from health care advocacy groups and health insurers who predict massive disruption for millions of consumers and providers if the law is struck down. Richard Wolf, USA TODAY, "Pandemic, politics make Trump administration's latest attack on health care law perilous," 26 June 2020 Michigan's Trey Burke and Michigan State's Draymond Green and Denzel Valentine were among the most impactful college basketball players of the past decade. Orion Sang, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan's Trey Burke, MSU's Draymond Green, Denzel Valentine: BTN All-Decade first team," 24 June 2020 Paint isn't the only way to create an impactful accent wall. Laura Lambert, Better Homes & Gardens, "Bold, Colorful Tile Is Everywhere Right Now: Here's How to Get the Look," 11 June 2020 More importantly, the late night shows were able to use their airwaves as platforms for impactful change towards racial justice. Heather Gardner,, "The most impactful moments from a somber week of late-night shows," 5 June 2020 However, some numbers are low on impactful candidates. Scott Patsko, cleveland, "Does anybody deserve to be best No. 67? Ranking the best Browns to wear each jersey number: 66-70," 18 June 2020 The Plays help raise funding and awareness for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS through honoring impactful LGBTQIA+ plays through history, an organization that is near and dear to my heart. Rachel King, Fortune, "The Coronavirus Economy: The show must go on—even for Playbill," 17 June 2020

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First Known Use of impactful

1939, in the meaning defined above

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“Impactful.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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